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Russian Film Festival: The Coach

Writers: Sergey Chetverukhin, Danila Kozlovsky, Andrey Zolotarev Director: Danila Kozlovsky Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One thing we know about sports films is they’re not really about sport at all, but tales of human endurance, adaptability and teamwork, often rescuing the lead character from some terrible personal circumstances or an equally difficult temperament. Daniel Kozlovsky’s new film The Coach showing as part of ...

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Russian Film Festival: Salut-7

Writers: Aleksey Chupov, Jeffrey Hylton, Natalya Merkulova, Aleksey Samolyotov, Klim Shipenko Director: Klim Shipenko Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The middle years of the twentieth-century were dominated by the US-Russia space race, of which Hollywood has arguably been the biggest winner. Since the arrival of 2001: A Space Odyssey along with Star Trek in the 1960s and cemented by Star Wars in the 1970s, the ...

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Jewish Film Festival: The Cohens and Kellys

Writers: Alfred A. Cohn. Harry Pollard and Aaron Hoffman Director: Harry Pollard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Films Festivals are not just an opportunity to see the latest releases before anyone else, most include a classics strand, revisiting new prints of influential older works from the earliest days of cinema. At this year’s UK International Jewish Film Festival held from 8-22 November, ...

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UK Film Review: The Burying Party

Writers: Richard Weston and Laurence Thompson Director: Richard Weston Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Of the many tragedies of the First World War, few elicit a greater sense of its futility than the men who died in the days before the Armistice, poet Wilfred Owen was among them. As the UK looks to the centenary commemorations next weekend, Richard Weston’s new film ...

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International Jewish Film Festival : Humor Me

Writer and Director: Sam Hoffman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The mid-life slump can be a particularly difficult proposition and is a frequent subject for drama, the point at which someone has built a career and family, when adult life has become entirely routine before it all blows-up in their faces. Sam Hoffman’s protagonist in Humor Me faces that exact dilemma when all ...

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Jerusalem Film Festival : The Unorthodox

Writer and Director: Eliran Malka Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Whole political movements can start with just one angry man refusing to be treated as an underdog any longer. All around the world at some point or another working men have felt disenfranchised and voiceless, ignored by their ruling elite. Yet, with little political training they found ways to challenge the status ...

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CD REVIEW: Prince of Broadway – 2017 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Hal Prince is a true musical theatre legend. Involved in some of the biggest shows of the second half of the twentieth century, Prince’s credits as a producer and director encompass a wide variety of classic musicals from The Pajama Game in 1955 to 1998’s Parade. Not one to shy away from self-congratulation, Prince has rounded off his ...

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